VIDEO: Walt Disney Imagineering Shares Inside Look at How The New EPCOT Lucite Fountain Pylons Were Installed

Tuesday morning, EPCOT Center fans everywhere were overjoyed at the long-awaited arrival of the classic lucite pylons at the newly-reimagined fountain, which harkens back to the park’s beginnings. Today, Imagineer Zach Riddley has shared an amazing video of the installation process for the pylons, which took place overnight Monday.

Zach shared the following caption on his Instagram post, describing the astounding dimensions of the pylons and the design process behind them:

Earlier this week I shared a first-look of the installation of our new EPCOT fountain pylons. It’s been amazing to see everyone’s reactions – and we’re excited to reveal the completed project later this year. Today I’m proud to share this behind-the-scenes video capturing the installation process as it happened. These three acrylic pylons, each standing over 16 feet tall and weighing more than 4,000 pounds, were digitally modeled then milled and polished using state-of-the-art technology to achieve this perfect finish and amazing reflection effect. Our team of Imagineers orchestrated the delicate process of placing the pylons in their new home, where they will welcome generations of guests to this park filled with the magic of possibility, discovery and wonder.

Below, you can see the full video depicting how they maneuvered the massive pylons into place for the upcoming fountain:

According to Riddley, the completed fountain is set to be fully revealed later this year. You can check out our full photo tour of the newly-installed lucite pylons at EPCOT by clicking here.

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